You are going away on a much-needed vacation to Aruba. You will only be gone for a week. But you understand the importance of security, so you make sure you lock the windows and doors. You put the lights on a timer so would-be thieves think there is some activity in...
To ease compliance with Article 15, 16, and 17 of GDPR, and to support compliance with other GDPR Articles, we recommend the following steps with regard to handling of personal data.
Welcome to Database Patch News, Buda Consulting’s monthly newsletter of current patch information for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. Here you’ll find information on available patches—including security patches—and desupported versions made available during the past month.
This is the story of a data loss event that changed my young life and put my feet on the path of becoming a DBA.
I’ve blogged before about the importance of checking database backups. Over 90% of new clients that we assess have backups that are either incomplete or totally unusable (true statistic!). The following story of a backup failure that happened recently—and the...
An often overlooked task that can cause problems outside of your RDBMS environment is managing your Oracle customer support identifiers (CSIs). This post offers best practices to prevent CSI-related issues.
At a recent vendor conference, I found myself talking with a varied group of technology professionals. Two were technology generalists, one was a data engineer, one was responsible for transportation technology at a major university (think autonomous vehicles, traffic...
In short, the main goal of multitenancy is to facilitate database consolidation, while the main purpose of contained databases is to enable isolation and thus portability. Yet each approach addresses both these concerns.
This post focuses on Oracle database licensing by processor core, and explains a common mistakes administrators make when setting up a virtualized Oracle environment.
Thin provisioning is a good option when used in a development environment or other scenario where only test data would reside on the virtual server. But it may not be not a good choice for production environments because of the high potential for downtime and data loss.